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Countdown: GOP unity frays as shutdown grows near

Countdown: GOP unity frays as shutdown grows near

September 30th, 2013 2:25 pm by DAVID ESPO — AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON — Republican unity showed unmistakable signs of fraying Monday as the Senate swatted aside the latest tea party-driven demand to delay the nation's health care overhaul in exchange for averting a partial government shutdown at midnight.

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Marijuana, LSD, cash found in Gray man's car Saturday afternoon

Marijuana, LSD, cash found in Gray man's car Saturday afternoon

September 30th, 2013 2:06 pm by Staff report

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office dog discovered various drugs in a Gray man’s vehicle Saturday.

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Federal trial over Gulf oil spill resumes

Federal trial over Gulf oil spill resumes

September 30th, 2013 10:26 am by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN — Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — The federal trial over the 2010 BP oil spill resumed Monday with a focus on the company's response to the disaster, with billions of dollars at stake as the two sides argue over how much oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Update: Three students, driver treated for minor injuries in Russell County school bus crash

Update: Three students, driver treated for minor injuries in Russell County school bus crash

September 30th, 2013 10:02 am by STAFF REPORT — Kingsport Times-News

The Virginia State Police reports responding to a school bus crash Monday morning in Russell County. According to a press release, three students and the driver suffered minor injuries.

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Group wants to oust Tenn GOP head

Group wants to oust Tenn GOP head

September 30th, 2013 9:56 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — A group seeking to deny incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander another term in office is pushing to oust the head of Tennessee's Republican Party.

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Local design artist’s dreams come true thanks to Internet commerce

Local design artist’s dreams come true thanks to Internet commerce premium content

September 29th, 2013 8:26 pm by Tony Casey

“Dream until your dreams come true.” This Aerosmith lyric has become the motto of Johnson City graphic artist Jill McAmis.

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Suspicious package shuts down Tri-Cities Regional Airport, turns out to be harmless

Suspicious package shuts down Tri-Cities Regional Airport, turns out to be harmless

September 29th, 2013 6:47 pm by Jeff Bobo — NET News Service

A suspicious package that prompted security at Tri-Cities Regional Airport to shut down the facility and stop all flights Sunday afternoon turned out to be harmless.

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It's still too early to tell the long-term impact of e-cigarettes

It's still too early to tell the long-term impact of e-cigarettes

September 28th, 2013 8:58 pm by Jennifer Sprouse and Nathan Baker - Press Staff Writers

There are a lot of differences between cigarettes and electronic cigarettes –– size, shape, smell –– but local medical experts say it’s hard to predict what the long-term health impact will be for current users.

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Bristol inspirational speaker writes book about Lou Gehrig's disease awareness

Bristol inspirational speaker writes book about Lou Gehrig's disease awareness

September 28th, 2013 8:13 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

A little more than two years since his diagnosis with Lou Gehrig’s disease, well-known Bristol marketing executive and inspirational speaker Phil Timp is losing his ability to speak.

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Feed the Children delivery for local homeless students

Feed the Children delivery for local homeless students

September 27th, 2013 9:07 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

“The backpacks are back,” said a jubilant Bonnie White, coordinator of Johnson City Schools Homeless Education Program.

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